Monday, 27 October 2014

Our trip to the U.S.A. (8)- Newport

So after visiting the two Newport Mansions we headed home. But first did a very short visit at Newport town for a snack.
There were lovely little shops with glass.

 And beautiful buildings.
 A huge flag on the side of a building.
 Art galleries.

 With lovely glass art and paintings.

Sweet shops.
 Restaurants.


Like The Black Pearl where I tried the award winning famous chowder.
 We walked around a bit.
 There were wharfs.

 And souvenir shops.
 And narrow alleys.
 Look at this sign!

And we left when it started getting dark.

 We stopped for fuel (gas is very cheap in the States) and we also got some coffee and a doghnut from Dunkin Donuts which proved to be the smartest reasonably priced solution for a snack and coffee when we were on the road. We visited it many a time on our trip as there are branches everywhere.There was  abranch in Athens once too!At the good old times but it closed!
Bytheway is it doghnut or donut? This is what the Grammarist says:

Doughnut vs. donut

The dictionary-approved spelling for the ring-shaped cake made of dough and fried in fat is doughnut. The shortened donuthas been around since the late 1800s, but it wasn’t popularized until the late 20th century, when the successful American doughnut chain Dunkin’ Donuts made it ubiquitous. Today, writers outside the U.S. still favor doughnut by a wide margin. Donutappears about a third of the time in published American writing.
Donut is a simpler spelling, so it may grow even more common now that it has a foothold. Those of us who don’t wish to assist Dunkin’ Donuts’s branding would be wise to resist the trend, though.

 Very near home we went to the supermarket to get some food as after a couple of days it was the 4th of July and everything would be closed due to the festivities. And there I got the shock of how expensive things are at the food supermarkets. Don't be misguided by the cheap labels. You should look at the small letters where you realise that the big letters price shown is without taxes or for half a pound etc.
Here's a photo of cakes in a fridge.
 And cakes out of the fridge. I wonder what these are made of.
And muffins.
 Lots of muffins. They were big and very tasty.
 And in every type you can imagine.
(to be continued)

11 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Newport is very pretty, very quaint. We use doughnut here, although I suspect young people use donut. Look at that array of cakes in the supermarket - amazing!

Zina Z said...

πολλα γλυκα! τυχερουλα! χαχαχαχα

υπεροχες φωτο κουκλα

butterfly said...

What great photos of your trip .
Looks a lovely place to visit.
Those cakes look so yummy good job I don't live there, I would be trying them all, ha.

Brigitte Lepoix said...

Looks like a lovely town... Love the blue stuff in one of the windows!

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic!! I have a Newport too 10 mns away from my place but it's nowhere as pretty!!!
First snack we bought on our NYC trip was a doughnut ... from Dunkin Donut of course :D So yummy!

dimitrART said...

Μuffins and cakes...And DunkinDonuts!What else can you ask for?Great photos Ariadne!

Poppy said...

Thanks for taking us along your Newport adventure, Ariadne!

Poppy

Linda said...

Your photos are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing this tour. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

Sarah in Stitches said...

It looks like such a nice town! And I use doughnut, but I've seen both spellings. :D

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I like that painting of the wave... I would have tried to put it in my suitcase!

Vasiliki said...

Καλά τι μου θύμησες!!!Πήγα Αμερική πριν 15 χρόνια. Τα Donuts ήταν απλά θεϊκά,τόσες πολλές γεύσεις, απλώς γύρισα από Αμερική 5 κιλά παραπάνω!!! Οι φωτο σου είναι τέλειες. Και για ακόμη μια φορά ευχαριστώ που ταξίδεψες τα μαξιλαράκια μας τόσο μακριά.